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How to Successfully Edit Star Trails Images

Learn to edit star trail images using Adobe Lightroom and StarTraX software.

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How to Successfully Photograph Star Trails – Capturing the Night Sky

Learn how to successfully photograph star trails in light polluted areas using these steps.


What Lenses You Should Buy for Portrait and Wedding Photography

  * This is a reprint of a popular article from the past that addresses one of the most asked questions on the MCP Facebook Group: “what lens should I use for (insert specialty) photography?”     Of course, there is no right or wrong answer, and there are an exponential number of external factors that play…

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own airplane photography prop.

Make a DIY Box Airplane Prop for Newborn Photography

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own airplane newborn photography prop.

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Using Lens Image Stabilization to Get Sharper Shots

Learn if you need image stabilization and when to use it for sharper images.

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The Secret Photography Ingredients to Getting Blurred Backgrounds

Learn how to get your blurred backgrounds for your photos the quick and easy way.


5 Easy Steps to Executing a Successful Senior Rep Program

So there you have it. By carefully choosing my reps, choosing them early, making it worth their while, giving them incentives for referrals, and helping them out on social media, I was able to create the most successful Senior Rep Program I’ve ever used, for the least amount of money.


Free Photography Cheat Sheet

Use this easy-to-understand photography cheat sheet to help you next time you get confused about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and depth of field.

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How to Photograph Christmas Lights

Learn to photograph Christmas lights using aperture to control the outcome. Get the looks you want quick and easy.

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How to Stay Safe and Legal with Photography and Railroads

Stay safe and legal when you photograph people on railroad tracks. Here are tips and information so you can learn if you are doing it right.


Stack Photoshop Actions for Creamy Hazy Soft Looks

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Applying a Series of Subtle Edits to your Imagery Yield Stunning Results


A Photographers Guide to Understanding Light

As George Eastman so aptly explained, “understanding light is the key to photography.” Here are some tips to understanding light to make stellar photographs!


4 Easy Ways to Take Natural Family Photos

If you use our 4 easy tips on photographing families, you will produce images the family will love forever. Learn what to do now.

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Quick Tip Tuesday – Try These Editing Tips

Here are some quick things you can try next time you are editing in Lightroom or Photoshop – which is your favorite?

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How to Fix Glasses Glare in Photoshop

Don’t freak out when your customer has glasses. Learn to fix glasses glare in Photoshop with these easy to follow steps.

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13 Tips on How to Easily Photograph People in Glasses

If you want to avoid glare on glasses in your next photo session, here are easy-to-follow tips to get you started.

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4 Go-To Poses for Senior Girls

Senior photography is super fun and can be very lucrative but it is challenging coming up with fresh new ideas. So today I’m going to share with you 4 sure-fire poses that work for just about any senior girl at any location.

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4 Go-To Poses for Senior Guys

Here’s 4 sure-fire poses for senior guys that work for just about any guy at any location.

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How to Capture Emotion and Personality in Photos of Your Teens

Learn my tips and tricks for capturing images that show the personality of your subjects.

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So….You Want to Break Into Weddings?

Want to break into wedding photography? Here’s what you need to know before you book your first wedding.

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Our High School Senior Posing Guides are Now Available!

If you have trouble coming up with the best poses when photographing seniors, these senior posing guides will be your new best friend.


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